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The Security Council extends the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq

On Saturday, the Security Council announced the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.

“The Security Council unanimously decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq until May 31, 2021, during a meeting on May 29,” the UN mission said in a statement.

“In adopting resolution 2522 (2020), the Council further decided that” at the request of the Government of Iraq, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq shall give priority to providing advice, support and assistance for assistance. The government and people of Iraq on promoting comprehensive and political dialogue and national and community reconciliation. “

“And the council also decided, according to the resolution, that” the Special Representative and the head of the mission continue the mission to provide advice, support and assistance to the government regarding several initiatives, including constitutional reviews, security sector reform and planning, and the implementation of free and fair elections owned by Iraqis, and works to promote and support Facilitating, in coordination with the authorities, the provision of humanitarian assistance and the implementation of programs to improve the country’s ability to provide effective basic civil and social services, among other things. “

“The council also recognized that the security of United Nations personnel is essential for the mission to do its work for the people of Iraq, and he called on the government to continue to provide security and logistical support for the United Nations presence in the country.” Source